The Power Of Your Pre-Triathlon Thoughts

What thoughts and emotions go through your mind in the 10 minutes before an event begins? This question may be crucial to your triathlon results. It seems that the more science discovers about the human mind, the more important the power of thought becomes, especially in an event as mentally and physically taxing as triathlon.…

Five Mental Steps to Achieving a Breakthrough Triathlon Performance

How much to train, how far to swim bike, run, what carbon aero widget to buy and much more…the triathlon space has no end of guidance on these topics, much of it confusing and contradictory, but comparatively little about how to actually execute on race day. What little there is focuses on what pace, heart…

Train Your Mind, Part 2

Goal-setting is a common weakness for struggling athletes and a common strength for successful athletes. Do it wrong – or avoid it altogether – and watch your chances for success plummet. Do it right, and watch your motivation and self-confidence improve. For many athletes, it’s the key to enhancing performance. Originally published on PezCycling Read…

Train Your Mind

In a complete training program, the mind is as important as the body. Many top amateur and professional athletes know that mental fitness, as much or more than physical fitness, gives them an edge over their competitors. But just what is mental training and what is it not? Republished from PezCyclingNews.com. How’s your self-confidence on…

Comparing Yourself With Others

Whether you’re racing, thinking about your cycling, or just out for a ride, you’re likely comparing yourself with other cyclists at times. Is it increasing your motivation and insight? Or is it creating too much pressure and draining your self-confidence? The mentally fit cyclist knows how to use comparisons wisely and how to stop comparisons…

See it. Believe it. Achieve it.

Easier said than done right? Not necessarily. Numerous studies have shown that when athletes use the power of their mind to actually see themselves perform their sport, they can go on to achieve the image set forth in their minds. Using imagery, and the power of the mind to create successful athletic performances, can in…

Meditation for the Modern Lifestyle

Inner Peace Once reserved for monastery-clad monks, the 5,000-year old practice of meditation has become mainstream as a way to improve performance and cope with modern-day stresses. You're an over-achieving multi-tasker, proud that you've managed to not only cope but thrive on the chaos around you. But being in such a frazzled state so often…

Why Work With a Sport Psychology Consultant?

Ask an athlete what percentage of their athletic performance is mental. Then ask them what percentage of their time they dedicate to improving the mental component of their athletic life. For some, the discrepancy is huge and many athletes are neglecting the mental aspect of their sport. The work of a Sport Psychology Consultant is…

What Do You Meditate On?

When you are out training, it is empowering to start becoming aware of your though patterns. Obviously the way we think and the things we focus on in practice become habitual over time, and that place we regularly visit in our mind and spirit become an automatic response to stress and stimuli on race day.…

Building Character

Athletes are always searching for the “key” to iron-distance training and racing. Magazines flaunt sure-fire plans and training partners try to convince you of the merits of a special workout. But just like all those diet fads, deep down we all know that there are no short cuts. We know that training for an Ironman…

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